Paine Field, also known as Snohomish County Airport, is an international airport near Everett, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle. A variety of aircraft reside at Paine Field, from single-engine planes to Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Boeing’s manufacturing plant for its 747, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft is based at Paine Field.
Propeller Airports, a private company with plans to build a state-of-the-art passenger terminal building at Paine Field, chose Hanson to provide engineering services for the configuration of a commercial airline apron.
Hanson converted a ramp and taxi lane that had been used for de-icing and overflow parking into a two-gate commercial aircraft ramp with two remain overnight (RON) positions, a vehicle service road (VSR), layout for ground service equipment (GSE) and an ingress-egress access taxi lane. This effort included geometric design, structural analysis, modeling of aircraft pushback operations, jet bridge layouts, ramp lighting and coordination with the airport regarding the air-operations area (AOA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-restricted areas. Hanson also completed an analysis of the parking lot layouts and access control points.